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Head of Delivery / Remote / Contract

Ref: BROADBEAN_606781673447906

on 11 January 2023
City Of London
Contract Type

Key accountabilities

  1. Assure live service for customers through engendering a service protection culture throughout the change life cycle
  2. Ensuring resources are prioritised to support resolution of live incidents, and/or problem management
  3. Ensuring the effective use of resource within the product vertical, to deliver change efficiently and that investment cost is minimised
  4. Ensure run cost impacts are understood, minimised and managed as part of the change lifecycle
  5. Support the COEs in developing core change skills and competencies necessary to deliver the Investment Portfolio
  6. Build and manage business cases for investment projects
  7. Ensuring senior stakeholders at Exec and Board level are informed and up to date on progress, key risks and issues
  8. Mobilise programmes and projects, ensuring efficient use of resource and that pre-requisites for delivery success are assured
  9. Manage and engage third parties, to maximise commercial advantage and manage delivery and operational risk
  10. Lead programme and project assurance reviews and recovery actions across portfolios to improve and recover projects and programmes
  11. Ensure project estimates are reviewed, for accuracy and risk, throughout the lifecycle to improve forecasting
  12. Lead and embed best practice in improving delivery quality through a culture of continuous improvement and coaching of project managers across the Product Verticals
  13. Build, develop and maintain key relationships with the Product Vertical Leads; Business Sponsors; IT and Engineering CoEs and Digital CoE leadership to anticipate and recover potential delivery issues before they occur.

Technical capabilities

  • Preference is for change delivery experience in a digital/IT environment
  • Expert knowledge/accreditation in agile/waterfall/hybrid methodologies
  • Ideally educated to degree level, preferably with IT/digital domain knowledge.

Knowledge, skills and experience required

  • Excellent leadership, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Evidences ability to command respect and to create a sense of vision and purpose amongst project team
  • Track record in recruitment, including genuine diversity awareness/outcomes
  • Experienced at presenting at Exec and ideally Board level, to influence a successful outcome
  • Ideally networked with cross-industry organisations including Fintechs
  • Excellent knowledge of the technology and financial services industry, including regulatory and industry legislative issues
  • Ideally 10 years of relevant programme/project management experience with budgets in excess of £10M
  • Experience of both waterfall methodologies and agile methodologies
  • Strong skills in development and approval of commercial business cases
  • Experienced at pre-empting delivery issues and recovering poor delivery projects
  • Experienced in negotiating with multiple external suppliers/system integrators, with a track record of successful outcomes
  • Banking/financial services experience desirable, but not mandatory
  • Substantial understanding of commercial, financial and legislative requirements of projects
  • Good knowledge of project management frameworks and governance approaches
  • Proven understanding Risk and Issue Management.
  • Good financial/cost management capability, including managing budgets, challenging costs & interpreting data.

Modis International Ltd acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers in the UK. Modis Europe Ltd provide a variety of international solutions that connect clients to the best talent in the world. For all positions based in Switzerland, Modis Europe Ltd works with its licensed Swiss partner Accurity GmbH to ensure that candidate applications are handled in accordance with Swiss law.

Both Modis International Ltd and Modis Europe Ltd are Equal Opportunities Employers.

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